SAS Environment Manager Service Architecture: emi_init

January 9, 2017
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Today, whilst trying to troubleshoot why a SAS Environment Manager Service Architecture configuration was no longer collecting and processing logs, I discovered a handy status option for the emi_init command. I’m posting the help output and status output here to remind me in future 🙂 Here’s the output from the emi_init help option showing...
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11 New SAS Press Titles for 2017

January 6, 2017
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Whether your resolution is to get SAS certified or to become a more advanced SAS programmer, we’ve got you covered with these new titles and upcoming SAS Press books, many of which will be making their bookshelf debut at SAS® Global Forum 2017 in Orlando, FL! Want to be notified when a new book

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Is “La Quinta” Spanish for “Next to Denny’s”?

January 6, 2017
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Is “La Quinta” Spanish for “Next to Denny’s”?

“La Quinta” is Spanish for “next to Denny’s.”      -- Mitch Hedberg, comedian Mitch Hedberg's joke resonates with travelers who drive on the US interstate system because many highway exits feature both a La Quinta Inn™ and a Denny's® restaurant within a short distance of each other. But does a

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Reporting on GitHub accounts with SAS

January 5, 2017
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Reporting on GitHub accounts with SAS

At SAS, we've published more repositories on GitHub as a way to share our open source projects and examples. These "repos" (that's Git lingo) are created and maintained by experts in R&D, professional services (consulting), and SAS training. Some recent examples include: sas_kernel, which provides Jupyter notebook support for SAS.

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American English: Where to use ‘yall’ versus ‘yinz’

January 4, 2017
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If you do much traveling in the United States, you're bound to hear a few words and expressions that are unique to certain areas. Well y'all get ready, because I'm fixin' to analyze some of those words for ya! I recently found a really neat web application called The Great

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The top 10 posts from The DO Loop in 2016

January 4, 2017
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The top 10 posts from The DO Loop in 2016

I wrote 105 posts for The DO Loop blog in 2016. My most popular articles were about data analysis, SAS programming tips, and elementary statistics. Without further ado, here are the most popular articles from 2016. Data Analysis and Visualization Start with a juicy set of data and an interesting

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Character to Numeric Conversion in SAS

January 3, 2017
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How many of you have been given a SAS data set with variables such as Age, Height, and Weight and some or all of them were stored as character values instead of numeric?  Probably EVERYONE! Yes, we all know how to do the old "swap and drop" (rename and convert), but

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Beer: Finding your favorite that you didn’t know about!

January 2, 2017
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Data analysis can be used for many things ... how about finding other beers you might like, so you don't keep drinking the same old brand every time? Hang on tight - I think we're about to make a beer run! I recently read an interesting article on the Flowingdata website,

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SAS Jedi Christmas – SAS 9.4 M4 DS2 Do Loop Upgrade

December 29, 2016
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This SAS Jedi is very excited about the SAS 9.4 M4 release, which brought many wonderful gifts just in time for Christmas. So in the interest of extending the Christmas spirit, I'm going to blog about some of my favorites! I've long loved the SAS DO statement variant which allows

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